Anita Rajan: Education Helps India’s Youth Achieve Their Potential – Council on Foreign Relations

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Education

This interview with Anita Rajan is part of the Asia program’s Women’s Voices from the Indo-Pacific Project, produced by Senior Fellow Manjari Chatterjee Miller and Research Associate Clare Harris, featuring influential women in India’s political, economic, technological, and social fields whose work matters for the U.S.-India bilateral relationship and India’s relationship with the world. Anita Rajan is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tata STRIVE and vice president of Tata Community Initiatives Trust. Tata STRIVE is a leading skill development player in the social sector. Ms. Rajan has been with the Tata Group for twenty years. She worked closely with the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services for thirteen years and has been with Tata STRIVE since its inception in 2014, initially serving as its chief operating officer. Her experience in skill development comes through supporting the advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development and the chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation. She holds a BA in math from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, a BA in education from Mumbai University, and an MBA in marketing from the Sydenham Institute of Management Studies. More on:


U.S.-India Relations


Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population

Ms. Rajan cares deeply about providing opportunities for India’s youth to acquire the education and skills they need in order to lift up both themselves and their families. 
What do audiences in the United States commonly misunderstand about the intersection of education, employment, and the youth bulge in India?

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